Home

Story Hour Today – Tuesday, September 17

Preschoolers and Caregivers:  Join us today at 10:30 a.m. in the Library for Story Hour.  Listen to stories, help therapy dog Rosie with her tricks, do a craft and have a snack.

Play Dough Day – Monday, September 16

Monday, September 16th is Play Dough (Play Doh) Day.  Ms. Lauren is making the play dough, and you can use it to make any objects you wish.   Visit the Library between noon and 5 p.m. to be creative.  It’s fun, squishy (but not too) and therapeutic.  All ages are welcome.

Board Meeting – Monday, September 16

The Valatie Free Library Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Library (1036 Kinderhook Street / Valatie).  The Public is welcome to attend.   

Book Club – Monday, Sept. 9th at 7 p.m.

Book Club meets on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Library (1036 Kinderhook Street).  We will be sharing information about the books we have read this summer and then choosing several  books we would like to read and discuss this year.  Join us!  New members are always welcome.  Call the Library (518-758-9321) for more information.

Programming Resumes – 9/10/19

Thank you all for a wonderful summer.  Programming resumes on Tuesday, September 10th with Story Hour  at 10:30 a.m.  Preschoolers and Caregivers:  All are welcome!

Magic Show and Ice Cream Sundaes – Wednesday, August 14

On Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. the Valatie Free Library presents the last event of the 2019 Summer Program.  Master Magician Doug Bartels returns with “MAGIC.”  Come to the Library to be amazed and to celebrate a great summer of reading and wonderful presentations. End the night with ice cream sundaes!   All Ages are welcome to attend this family program at the Library / 1036 Kinderhook Street.

Fish Behavior – Wed. August 7

Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 7 (10:30 a.m.) when Fran Martino of River Haggie Outdoors presents : Dance of the Moon & Tides and the effect on fish behavior. For ages 8 – 12. There are still openings; call 518-758-9321.

August 4 – 10 Programs

See second post in left sidebar for complete listing.

Family Program: Animal Embassy – Tues. Aug. 6

<img src="chris" alt="Chris">The Valatie Free Library will host Animal Embassy on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall / 1010 Kinderhook Street / Valatie New York.

Join Animal Embassy of Stamford, Connecticut on a  journey through the night life of the animal kingdom! Learn the differences between “nocturnal,” “crepuscular” and “diurnal” animals with live examples of each. Discover what these amazing creatures do at night.  Many have highly developed senses of hearing and smell, and specially adapted eyesight to help them navigate with the light of the moon and the stars . Explore the night-time activities and adaptations with live animals such as a Spectacled Owl or Indian Peahen, a Red-eyed Tree Frog, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Mojave Ball Python, a long-haired Rabbit and a Solomon Islands Monkey-Tailed Skink or New Caledonian Giant Gecko!  All ages welcome.

For more information about Animal Embassy go to www.animalembassy.com

Shadow Puppets – Thank You, Brad Shur

Brad Shur of Paper Heart Puppets conducted another wonderful presentation at the Valatie Free Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 1 p.m.  Kids, and moms, made some great puppets and then using Brad’s special screen displayed them as shadow puppets.  Check out the pictures included in this post.

To see more information about Brad go to or click on https://www.paperheartpuppets.com

Webmaster: webchanges@midhudson.org